News Minute: Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. CDT
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa Secretary of State's Office acknowledges Iowa's voter registration lists are being sold on the internet, but says there's no call for public alarm. The office said Tuesday that the FBI is investigating reports of voter registration rolls from 19 states _ including Iowa _ being sold online. Spokesman Kevin Hall says the rolls are public records that anyone can buy from the Secretary of State's Office for about $1,000 and don't include voters' personal information.
INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (AP) - Attorneys for an Iowa farmer who appeared on ABC's "The Bachelor" say they are close to reaching a deal with prosecutors that would resolve a criminal charge against him related to a fatal crash last year. An attorney for Chris Soules said during a Tuesday hearing that attorneys should know by Monday whether a deal had been reached. Soules rear-ended a tractor, killing its driver. He's charged with leaving the scene of a fatal crash.
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) - An engineering report blames the failure of a pipe cap for a massive steam release that fatally injured an employee at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. The report from HBK Engineering says the "sudden, catastrophic failure of this cap is the likely cause" of the Sept. 10 accident at a campus dining hall.
HOLSTEIN, Iowa (AP) - After six decades of construction, an expansion project to build a four-lane expressway across northern Iowa is finished. The Des Moines Register reports that a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held Friday in Holstein for the completed U.S. Highway 20 corridor that now extends 302 miles to connect Sioux City with Fort Dodge, Waterloo and Dubuque. Road widening of the expressway's first three-mile section started in 1958, but the remaining miles have taken 60 years.
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